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I’m so ready for Summer even though we haven’t had the full Spring experience as yet. The weather has been a complete contrast to what we had around this time last year when we were in the first lockdown. Although we weren’t able to go anywhere, we had day after day of beautiful warm sunshine which made the quarantine somewhat bearable. Now we have the opposite scenario, freedom to move around but typical wet and dreary Scottish weather holding us back.
When I spotted this blue blazer at Zara a few months ago, I couldn’t add to my bag quick enough. I quickly followed up with the skirt and subsequently the matching top however it didn’t fit quite right (straps were too long/loose) so sadly I couldn’t go for the full coordinating look. Nevertheless, the blazer and skirt are beautiful together as well as being solid pieces to wear independently.
The shade of blue is absolutely perfect and definitely my favourite tone of the spectrum. The tweed style blend with the white works really well and gives it a bright and uplifting feel. I’ve always been drawn to textured materials, I don’t know exactly what it is but I find them more interesting and attractive than a simple, plain or smooth finish. The silver hardware buttons on the blazer are subtle but the metallic contrasts really nicely against the grain and almost rough finish of the material. The blazer is structured with the shoulder pads well defined and double breasted detail tailored elegantly although you can’t properly see the shape here as I’ve thrown over the shoulders. The skirt is high waisted which is my go to and I love the split detail at the front. It’s revealing without being too risqué if that makes sense. With the material being quite firm and textured, there isn’t much stretch or give in it and it’s safe to say I find it quite tight on. I was definitely holding my breath when these photos were being taken and sitting down was a bit of a challenge. I could probably have done with the bigger size although it might have been too loose and then it wouldn’t sit right either so it’s a catch 22 really. It’s enough of an incentive to get myself back into shape though.
As mentioned, the pieces can be worn separately in so many different ways which gives versatility and greater options for wear. I love them together though and think they would be perfect for a special occasion such as a baby shower or Christening for a baby boy. Blue has always been a favourite colour of mine however this year it’s particularly poignant and a firm feature in my Spring/Summer wardrobe.